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Women’s History Month: Meet the Black Women Legislators Shaping California Policy

Asm.Dr. Akilah Weber (D- San Diego), Asm. Mia Bonta (D- Oakland) Asm. Tina Mickinnor ( D-Los Angeles) Senator Lola Smallwood Cuevas (D-Los Angeles) Asm. Lori Wilson ( D- Solano)

*Since Yvonne Braithwaite Burke became the first Black woman elected to serve in the California State Assembly in 1966, 20 other African women have represented their constituents in both houses of the California State Legislature with distinction. Many of them have gone on to make their marks in various political arenas at the state, local […]

Two Hopefuls in Race to Replace Former Asm. Burke Have Black Caucus Ties

Tina McKinnor

*The two Black candidates running in the April 5 special primary election to replace former Assemblymember Autumn Burke in the 62nd Assembly District have ties to the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed the special election for the Los Angeles County legislative district to be held on June 7. Nonprofit director and […]